Vudu Bows ‘To-Go’ Option18 Nov, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Vudu, the Walmart-owned digital media service, has launched a new option that allows consumers to store purchased digital content on their PC or Mac.
Vudu, which has a catalog of more than 40,000 movies and TV shows, heretofore has offered only streaming — not download — access to its content.
To download a movie or show on Vudu, users click the “download” button. Movie purchases start at $4.99 and TV show purchases start at $1.99 per episode and $7.99 and higher for a complete season.
There is no additional download fee.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based digital entertainment service also is offering $5 credits and two-for-one deals on select DVD/Blu-ray Disc titles purchased at Walmart stores.
Beginning Dec. 2, a purchase of The Smurfs on DVD or Blu-ray will qualify for a $5 Vudu credit. Additional movies with a $5 credit include Megamind (through Nov. 30), No Strings Attached (through Nov. 30), Ghostbusters, Spider-Man and Men in Black, among others.
Separately, consumers who buy Despicable Me, Crazy Heart or any of the “X-Men” movies on DVD or Blu-ray through the holidays can choose from a selection of free Vudu rentals.